ISG is delighted to have been chosen by Selby District Council and WLCT to construct the new Selby Leisure Village on the site next to the brand new Selby Leisure Centre. We will be constructing the project on behalf of leisure development managers Alliance Leisure, who we have previously worked with on a number of successful schemes.
The project will provide unique facilities for Selby and the surrounding region and provide indoor skiing, skate and BMX, adventure climbing, adventure play, indoor high ropes and ten pen bowling experiences supported by a high quality café and bar facility. The Leisure Village will connect to the existing Leisure Centre via a glazed link corridor.
We want to reassure you that we will do everything we can to minimise the impact of the building works on our neighbours and the surrounding area. The scheme started on site in June 2015 and is due for completion in March 2016.
The project will provide excellent new facilities to complement those already available at Selby Leisure Centre.
Selby District Council’s Executive member with responsibility for Housing, Leisure, Health and Culture, Cllr Dave Peart commented on the development:
“This is the first step on the road to providing a significant boost to family facilities in the district. It will be a huge draw, bringing visitors into Selby - which then has the positive knock–on effect of providing a substantial boost to the wider business community.
“This supports our long-term vision for the Selby district which includes making Selby a great place to enjoy a healthy and happy life and our renewed focus on strengthening the local economy.
We are keen to maximise the benefits to the local area during our time on site and plan to engage the labour force and the community on this project as much as possible.
Local project labour
A sizeable percentage of the materials and workforce required to deliver this scheme will be procured locally, either directly or via sub-contractors
We have committed to inviting local schools, colleges and universities to site where we will explain the scheme, career opportunities, site safety and provide a general introduction to the world of construction.
A groundbreaking event officially marked the start of the scheme with representatives in attendance from Selby District Council including the Executive Member for Housing, Leisure, Health and Culture, Alliance Leisure, WLCT and ISG.
We are committed to minimising disruption in the area as much as possible and so have set up a temporary site car park for operatives and site visitors at Selby Football Club. A Gateman will be employed to monitor vehicle movements and access to and from site. Any roadworks or out-of-hours working will be notified in advance on this website and via a site newsletter.
We are proudly working alongside Alliance Leisure, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT) and Bradshaw Gass & Hope LLP.
James Foley, Alliance Leisure's Business Development Manager responsible for the project added: "This is an incredibly unique scheme to deliver for a local authority and leisure trust, with an exciting mix of leisure pursuits offering physical activity and family adventure all under one roof. We really cannot wait to see the impact that these facilities will have on the residents of Selby and beyond.”
The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image. As part of this, we are registered with the Scheme and will be monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond the norm. We place a high value on maintaining good relationships with neighbours, and as we are going to be part of the community for a period of time, we will provide updates on site progress regularly via this website.
We are one of only a handful of companies invited to become Associate Members of the CCS, promoting responsible working practices within construction. We were also awarded 15 National Site accolades at the 2015 Considerate Constructors Awards.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the project. Our site office is based adjacent to the existing Leisure Centre off Scott Road our Project Lead is Danny Leigh, Daniel.Leigh@isgplc.com